|Resources Needed: ?Use of a computer
with internet access.
You will also need paper and something to write with
Have you ever visited a high
altitude location? In paragraph form, write an explanation of what
atmospheric pressure is. Tell the major affects of atmospheric pressure
and density has on the earth. Be sure to explain how temperature
effects atmospheric pressure. Describe what a barometer is and find out
what today's barometric pressure is in
your location using AWS automated weather service which hosts weather information
from schools throughout Us and Canada. Pick ten location throughout the
world and record their barometric pressure.
Perhaps you went on a camping trip in local mountains?
Life over ten thousand feet leaves you breathless. Let's explore how our
these adaptations. Write one paragraph that summarizes the breathing
process then create a diagram that explains the process in four steps.
Create a labeled diagram of the human heart and how is works. Take out
a piece of paper and record your own pulse rate and compare it to the climbers'
Now take the Straw - Stress
Breathe through a straw for five minutes.
2. Record how your body's pulse rate reacts
to the reduced oxygen. Write an explanation of why you think it changed
and discuss how it relates to the climbers on Mt. Everest.
How do these climbers stay warm? Watch and see
how one climber suits up to stay warm?
When climbers lose their ability to stay warm they can be in serious danger
Find out what hypothermia is and explain how it effects the human body.
Temperatures on Mt.Everest can be extremely cold. Wind
factor has extreme effects on the temperature and can mean the difference
between life and death on Mt.Everest. Explain what wind
chill factor is. Calculate
record three wind chill temperatures from three different spots around
the world using data from the AWS automated weather service.
Have you ever wanted to climb mountains? There
are many peaks that remain unclimbed
the Himalayas. Using the metric conversion
calculator at the bottom of page, calculate meters into feet of the
ten tallest unclimbed mountains in the world.
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